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    Amanda Barksdale

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Friendswood, Texas

    High School:
    Clear Brook High School

    Last College:
    Notre Dame

    Height:
    6-4

    Position:
    Forward

    Experience:
    TR

    Amanda Barksdale

    2002-03 SEASON
    Did not play for the Cougars in 2002-03 after transfering from Notre Dame.

    2001-02 SEASON (Junior)
    The only returning player up front for Notre Dame. . . Proved to be a strong player around the basket and in the post . . . A terrific shot-blocking talent and an impsing force inside . . . Increased her strength considerably . . . Has a tremendous work ethic . . . A strong defensive player and rebounder.

    2000-01 SEASON (Sophomore)
    Ranked on the team in blocked shots (58) and was third in the big East in that category with 1.7 per game . . . Along with Ruth Riley, comprised one of thje best shot-blocking tandems in the country as the two combined for 171 blocked shots . . . Averaged 1.4 points and 2.4 rebounds during the season while playing in 35 contests . . . Provided a big lift off the bench in the Big East Championships with career-best basketball . . . Turned in back-to-back career-high nine-rebound games vs Georgetown and Voirginia Tech . . . Also had six blockes, two points, one steal and an assist in a career-high 22 minutes vs the Hoyas . . . Had six points and blocked three shots vs the Hokies in the semifinals . . . Played seven minutes in championship game . . . Scored four points abnd blocking four shots in 20 minutes vs Arizona . . . Had a career-high six blocks against Fordham to go along with four points . . . Had four blocks in 13 minutes of action vs St. John's . . . Matched a season-high with four points in nine minutes vs Miami . . .Had six rebounds in 14 minutes vs Pittsburgh . . . Saw action in every game but one (Purdue) . . . Set or matched six season/career bests against Alcorn State by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds - the first double-double of her career.

    1999-00 SEASON (Freshman)
    Played in 28 games and saw action in all three NCAA tournament contets vs San Diego, George Washington and Texas Tech . . . Scored seven points and blocked a career-high seven shots against Providence . . . Scored eight points and eight boards in addition to five blocked shots in the second meeting with Georgetown . . . Scored four points in win over Michigan State . . . Grabbed four boards vs West Virginia . . . Ranked second on the team with 33 blocked shots . . . Averaged 1.1 points and 1.2 rebounds.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Ranked as one of the top 100 high school seniors . . . Record-setting shot-blocker in the Houston area as a junior and senior with 273 and 281, respectively . . . Averaged 8.0 blocked per game at Clear Brook during her senior year, while netting 8.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game . . . Led Clear Brook HS to a 71-28 overall record and a 34-4 conference mark . . . Team won conference titles in 1997 and 1998, with thw 1997-98 squad finishing undefeated . . . copped Clear Creek Independent District MVP honors as a junior and was a first-team all-district selection in her final two scholastic campaigns . . . Played AAU basketball for Houston Hotshots Gold Team for five years and helped team advance to the nationals each season she played.

    PERSONAL
    Born on March 3, 1981, in Houston, Texas . . . Parents are James and Carolyn Barksdale . . . Sister, Stephanie, played basketball for Fayetteville State in 2001 . . . Majoring in Sociology . . . Was recruited by Notre Dame, Virginia and Arkansas.

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